Wildlife

Hurricane Rita Affecting Bird Migration
September 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press

For millennia, fall's Gulf of Mexico hurricanes have butted gale-force winds against the southbound journeys of migrating birds. Somehow, the birds have been able to sense storm paths and survive.

House Panel Set To Approve Sweeping Endangered Species Act Rewrite
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

Conservative lawmakers poised to eliminate key provisions of the landmark 32--year--old Endangered Species Act encountered unexpected support Wednesday: Some environmentalists and liberal Democrats said they agree with some of the changes.

New York Skyscrapers Dim Lights To Save Birds
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The city that never sleeps will darken the lights of the famed Manhattan skyline after midnight to help save migrating birds. New York civic leaders this week said the lights of buildings above the 40th floor will be turned off after midnight in the fall and spring migration seasons to save birds.

Lions Kill 20 Peasants in Ethiopia
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Lions disturbed by deforestation have killed 20 people and devoured 750 of their domestic animals in Ethiopia, a local news agency said on Tuesday.

Judge Orders Study of Whether Pesticides Are Jeopardizing California Red-Legged Frog
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A federal judge has ordered officials to study whether 66 common agricultural pesticides are harming a red-legged frog believed to have inspired a short story by Mark Twain.

Depleted Canada Cod Stocks Face Devastation, WWF Says
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Severely depleted cod stocks in the Grand Banks off Canada's east coast face being totally wiped out by illegal fishing, the World Wildlife Federation said Monday.

Endangered Species Act Rewrite Would Cut Critical Habitat Provisions
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

Congress is considering proposed changes to the 32-year-old Endangered Species Act that would get the government out of the business of setting aside critical habitat for threatened plants and animals.

Campaign To Save Sea Turtles Takes Aim at Mexico City Market
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Morgan Lee, Associated Press

Environmental activists and government prosecutors on Tuesday took aim at Mexico City's most dangerous neighborhood in a controversial campaign to discourage the illegal consumption of sea-turtle eggs.

U.S. Government Investigators Urge More Federal Involvement in Wind Farms
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press

A government report urged federal officials to be more active in weighing the impact of wind power windmill farms on the deaths of birds and bats, saying local and state regulators sometimes lack the necessary expertise.

China Releases Endangered Sturgeons Implanted with Microchips in Migration Study
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

More than 1,000 endangered Chinese sturgeons implanted with micro chips have been released into the Yangtze River as part of a project to study their migration habits, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

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